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Subject: Re: I Know You Told Me So! Date: 10/15/2001 5:37 PM
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If they had decided to let go 3 instead of 2 in our dept, then I would have been next. It was done by seniority. . . .

which translates to you will be in the next wave.

My rub with the corporate world is that they should not have been let go compared to other people in the co. They were loyal, hard working and sharp as razors. The butt kissers and personal friends of management are still here.

Yeah, but they're probably senior butt kissers and personal friends. From what I've seen, it always by seniority w/i departments, alleviating any necessity to have to subjectively evaluate who's a productive/profitable employee. Almost a knee jerk reaction. It certainly puts the values of "loyal, hard working and sharp as razors" in a new perspective.

My graphic artist daughter just got axed as part of a 30% personnel cut at her [old] company. They supposedly had real trouble making the last payroll. Her work was recognized as the best in the department, but that didn't offset her lack of seniority.

In defense of management, it's a numbers thing, a survival instinct. With decreased revenues and no upswing in sight, it's a no-brainer to start cutting "expenses." After that, you start looking at what else you have to do to help the company survive.

Good luck, but update that resume. I've been in similar situations and know what a downer it is for the people who remain behind. Sometimes the anticipation of what may be coming can make you as depressed as those that were let go.
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